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Tambo (David C.) Nigerian history collection
Bernath Mss 383  
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content
  • This guide also contains the following appendices:
  • Arrangement
  • Supplementary Material

  • Title: David C. Tambo Nigerian history collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 383
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Physical Description: 20 linear feet (7 cartons, 3 document boxes, 104 audiocassettes)
    Creator: Tambo, David C.
    Date (inclusive): circa 1960s-1970s
    Abstract: Artifacts, correspondence, documents, maps, oral history interviews, photographs, research notes and outlines, writings, and other material relating to two trips to Nigeria by David C. Tambo, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bauchi, 1968-1970, and then doing dissertation fieldwork on Nigerian economic history, based in Vom, on the Jos Plateau, 1975-1976.
    Physical Location: The collection is located at the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF).

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research. The collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for retrieval.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], David C. Tambo Nigerian history collection, Bernath Mss 383. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donation by David C. Tambo, 2011-2013.

    Scope and Content

    Includes photographs, oral history transcripts, printed materials, and artifacts such as iron ore, slag, smelted iron, and furnace wall samples, most relating to time as Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria (1968-1970) and, later, doing dissertation fieldwork (1975-1976) also in Nigeria.

    This guide also contains the following appendices:

    Appendix A: Bibliography. Printed sources, dissertations, theses, and unpublished papers – mainly relating to Jos Plateau and its inhabitants; neighboring areas including Bauchi emirate; ironworking in Nigeria, Africa and other parts of the world; mining and iron ore; forestry, deforestation, charcoal making; archaeology, archaeometallurgy and analysis of ore, slag, and smelted iron; economic history, trade and exchange, slavery, and slave trade; ethnography; geography; geology; historiography and oral history; linguistics. Archival/primary sources are listed separately. [For access, click the link under Supplemental Material].
    Appendix B: National Archives of Nigeria: Kaduna (NAK) – List of Files Pertaining to the Jos Plateau and Its Peoples. Individual file listings, drawn from the following record groups: Arabic Manuscripts, Bauchi Native Authority, Bauchiprof [Bauchi Province], Josprof [Jos Province] First Collection, Josprof – Second Collection, Josprof – Third Collection, Josprof – Fourth Collection, Kadminagric [Kaduna, Ministry of Agriculture], Makprof [Makurdi Province]– First Collection, Makprof – Second Collection,Pankshin N.A. [Pankshin Native Authority] – First Collection, Secretariat Northern Provinces (SNP). [For access, click the link under Supplemental Material].


    The collection is divided into the following series: I. Peace Corps, II. Dissertation Research.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nigeria -- History
    Artifacts (object genre)
    Maps (documents)
    Oral histories (literary works)
    Research notes
    Writings (documents)